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r OR garden color galore, for
cutting, for exhibition, for a
hobby . . . the one garden plant
that succeeds in hot climates and
cold ones as well. Easy to grow,
in most any soil, and at a price
to suit the beginner with a mod-
est purse or the connoisseur with
unlimited means. Once planted
they will grow and increase nat-
urally in your garden, the clumps
becoming bigger and more gor-
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FROST AND FLAME
Time of Shipment, Terms, When to Plant,
Cultural Tips, Etc., on Page 51.
FROST and FLAME (HaW, 1957; Each $20.00
At last we have enough plants of this snow-white Iris with the
flaming beard to introduce it. Mr. Hall has worked for several
years in an effort to bring out a faultless white with the tangerine
beard so closely associated with the flamingo-pinks. And here
we have it! The flowers are large, the stiff stems reach four feet,
and the thick petals are as clean and white as a sheet. Every
judge who has seen this has been enthusiastic about it. Seedling
GOLDEN GARLAND (HaW, 1957) Each $20.00
A veritable giant of a flower, on stalks fully four feet in height,
blooming very late in the season. In some ways it resembles
Truly Yours, but it is more of a bi-color and a different shade
of yellow. Our picture is too light in tone and the actual flower
has definite golden yellow standards and almost white falls
bordered yellow. The lacework and crimped petals on both
standards and falls are exceptional. Here is a real traffic stopper!
Seedling No. 53-33,
ONCE AGAIN we wish to remind our friends and customers that tlie Iris crea-
tions of Dr. R. E. Kleinsorge of Silverton. Oregon, and David Hall of Wilmette,
Illinois, are introduced exclusively through this catalog. These two famous plants-
men have probably introduced more Iris which have won aw ards of the American
Iris Society, and have no doubt been accorded a greater number of medals and
honors than any other team in the history of Iris breeding. Dr. Kleinsorge has just
been awarded the Gold Medal of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for his
achievements in hybridizing.
It is against this background that we solicit your confidence in these new things.
LYNN HALL (Hall, 1957) Each $25.00
Since 1953, when this deep pink first
bloomed in the Hall garden in Illinois,
we have been asked when it would be
available. Last year it was awarded a
Certificate of High Commendation by the
American Iris Society. It invariably draws
a crowd of admirers. The picture on page
3 is very close to the actual bloom . , .
a very deep and uniform shade of luscious
pink. It flowers freely, is beautifully
branched and grows and increases vigor-
ously. 3 feet in height. No. 53-12.
PINK CHIMES (Hall, 1957) Each $15.00
This might be termed a "refined" Pink
Sensation. It is about the same size and
has the same characteristics as that popu-
lar variety but is deeper in color, much
smoother in finish and has been noted by
some as the "pinkest" Hall Iris we have
grown this far. The rich pink falls carry
a smooth overlay of old gold near the base
of the standards. There is no veining and
the beard is fiery tangerine. Prolific in
growth and very free blooming w ith large
flowers. 34 inches. This is seedlins BETA.
FLUTED COPPER (Kleinsorge, 1957)
Carrying on the long line of bronze,
brow n and tan Iris for w hich the Doctor
has become so well known, we are happy
to offer this distinct new one in metallic
shades of hammered copper. Both the
standards and falls are bright coppery
tan, curled and crinkled, broad and in
good balance. The beard is bronzy or-
ange. Height 34 to 36 inches.
ROSE AMETHYST (Kleinsorge, 1957)
The picture on the opposite page is really
too pale and does not do justice to this
new plum-colored Iris with the rosy glow
and soft brown hafts. Unique in color,
the flowers large and perfectly formed;
we are quite sure that you will find it a
lovely garden subject and one that will
attract immediate attention in any col-
lection of the very finest. Not a gay color
but rather one of subtle richness. Height
3 feet or over.
ADMIRAL NIMITZ (Graves, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A spectacular white from a famous introducer. The crisp, firm
flowers, with closely domed standards and semi-flaring falls are large
and very white; surmounted by a thick brilliant gold beard. This
combination of color and form suggests a naval officer in white with
rich gold shoulder ornaments. Fine spacing of flowers, a husky
grower, 36 to 42 inches in height. HM AIS, 1948.
AL BORAK (DeForesf, '52) Each $4.00
A very large brown and copper-russet flower, having wide spreading
falls with extremely wide hafts. A light brown garden effect in an
Iris which many judges regard as absolutely perfect in form. Three
feet in height, finely branched. HM AIS, 1953.
ALI BABA (Lyon, '52) Each $3.50
Rich brown-red, the standards spectrum-taupe flushed garnet-brown.
The texture of the petals is like heavy velvet and it does not burn
or wilt in the sun. Large flowers, on 44-inch stalks ... a seedling
of Ranger x Cordovan. HM AIS, 1954.
ALLINE ROGERS (Kleinsorge, '50) Each $1.50
The form of this flower resembles Cascade Splendor, one of its
parents, but the color inclines more to pink or rose, with just a sug-
gestion of ashes of roses in its cast. There is considerable gold in
the blending of color, especially near the haft. Style arms and beard
are both golden yellow. Falls are wide and quite flat, standards up-
right and closed, the entire flower heavily ruffled. 34 inches. HM
AIS, 1951. See page 9.
AMANDINE fDoi;g/as, '46; Each $1.00
Large flaring cream self, slightly flushed with lemon. The wide
flaring falls are slightly ruffled and the standards are nicely domed.
Height 3 feet. Winner of the President's Cup at the AIS meeting
in Nashville in 1948. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. Shown on page 32.
AMIGO (Williamson, 34) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
This richly colored Iris suggests purple Pansies, with its velvety
texture and sharp contrasting shades of blue and violet. Standards
are clear light violet-blue; falls intense violet-purple edged the color
of the standards. 34 inches tall, a fine grower and good reliable
bloomer. HM AIS, 1936; AM, 1938. See page 39.
ANNETTE (Hall, '55) Each $7.50
A tawny deep rose with widely flaring, almost flat falls. The entire flower
carries a coppery cast but the center is all aglow with the brilliant red
beards. Quite diflerent from other Hall things. 34 inches tall. HM AIS,
1956. See page 22.
APPLAUSE fHa//, '56; Each $10.00
A color break in the quest for new pinks. This new Iris is not pink ... it
is a self of light mauve-lilac with odd markings of violet irregularly spaced
on the falls. The (lowers are large with broad segments, very freely pro-
duced on well branched stems, 3 feet tall. A novel flower individually and
a beautiful mass of color.
ARABI PASHA (Aniey, '53) Each $5.00
Deep cornflower-blue with blue-tipped beard. A new one from England
which won the Dykes Metlal there in 1953 and is about the most vivid deep
blue we have ever seen. Very few plants.
ARGUS PHEASANT (Deforest, '48) Each $1.50
A smooth soft brown wiiich has become justly famous. Deeper in tone
and more metallic in finish than Pretty Quadroon . . . they form a team
of the two most beautiful brown Irises of the day. Huge flowers with broad
flaring falls and wide standards; orange-brown beard. 38 inches tall. HM
AIS, 1948; AM, 1950; Dykes Medal, 1952. Shown on page 11.
AUNT AMORETCCraig,'57; Each $2.00
An unusual fancy plicata, white with violet-blue markings which appear
to be brushed or stippled on. Excellent form, slightly rullled, with lots of
flowers. Height 3 feet.
AUTUMN BROWN (Lowry, '52) Each $7.00
Glowing chestnul-brown, a blend of rich brown with an underlay of red-
purple and burnished gold. Standards are closed and the broad falls curve
at the tips. Very late, on 38-inch stalks. HM AIS, 1952.
AZURE LAKE (Muhl., '52) Each $3.00
Smoothly finished blue with falls that flare horizontally and have the
heaviest ruffling imaginablel 36 inches tall; makes a stunning clump. HM
BALLERINA fHa//, '51 j Each $2.00
A very large, ruffled, wide petaled flamingo-pink self with deep orange
beard. It is a medium to light tone of pink . . . not pale but having plenty
of color, a shade lighter than Cherie. Petals are thick and lustrous, the
form ideal. Husky stems 3 feet tall, with excellent branching. Hit Parade
is one parent. Cherie a grandparent. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. Shown on
BALLET DANCER CK/e/nsorge, '49; Each $1.00
Resembling the swirling skirt in a "pirouette" this distinctive apricot-tan
is another Cascade Splendor seedling and a sister of Minuet. Standards are
large, full and closed. The falls are almost horizontal, very broad, waved
and crimped at the rim. Form is only one special attribute . . . the coloring
is deligiuful— a buffy golden apricot self which carries well. 38 inches, large
and well branched. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1952. Illustrated on page 33.
BAZAAR CSchre/ner, '55; Each $7.50
A glorified version of Raspberry Ribbon, far more brilliant and more
deeply colored. The blooms are very large, on 36-inch stems. The picture
on page 47 gives you a good idea of this new plicata. HM AIS. 1956.
BEECHLEAF CK/e/nsorge, '55; Each $15.00
This seedling of Pretty Quadroon has attracted a lot of attention for the
past three seasons. It is more ruffled than its parent and, while bearing
some resemblance because of its brownish hue, it is more coppery and is
enlivened by a violet undertone. The beard is orange-brown. Very large
blooms on 3-foot stalks. HM AIS, 1955. Pictured on page 49.
BELLERI VE fBenson, '50; Each $1.00
A deep cream flower which won the President's Cup at the AIS convention
in St. Louis in 1952. Thickly textured, well formed, and with slightly ruf-
fled petals. It is a heavy producer of large blossoms on 36- to 40-inch stems.
BERKELEY GOLD (Salbach, '42) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
This fine yellov.' continues to hold a place near the top in the list of 100
best Iris. Absolutely perfect in form, on stems that average 3 feet and over,
well branched and with flowers of very rich solid yellow, it is regarded by
many judges as the world's best yellow Iris. HM AIS. 1944: AM. 1946.
BIG GAME (fay, '54) Each $12.50
A self of the deepest shade of violet. Usually has three huge flowers open
at one time on the straight, 38-inch stems. Since it produces from 12 to 15
blooms per stem it has an extra long flowering season. HM AIS, 1954.
BIG TIME (Lapham, '51) Each $3.00
This is a big new deep red with a rosy cast in the standards. Falls are
velvety and appear almost black-red in certain lights. Hafts are brownish
and the beard is bronzy orange-yellow. Huge in size and a good grower.
3'/2 feet, well branched.
BIG UTE (Wallace, '54) Each $15.00
A giant, broad petaled deep blend of mahogany and burgundy-red. There
is a suggestion of a dark blue blaze on the falls just below the beard. Rich
bronze-orange beard. HM AIS, 1955.
BLACK BELLE (Stevens, '51) Each $2.00
A self of richest black-velvet with a cast of ruby-red; not tall but produces
a wealth of gorgeous and perfectly formed flowers. 32 inches.
BLACK CASTLE (Schreiner, '53) Each $5.00
As Dave Hall has become famous for pinks, the Schreiners have been fore-
most in the production of blacks. Here is one they describe as having
reached "almost the limit of this coloring" and very close to jet. The
orange beard is indescribably rich. 32 inches. Few plants. See page 25.
BLACK FOREST (Schreiner, '45) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50
"Black as pitch" says the introducer. A rich, silky ebony-blue-black, the
effect of which is intensified by a very solid haft and a blackish blue beard.
Medium in height, with flaring falls. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. Shown on
BLACK HILLS (fay, '51) Each $4.00
A very tall ebony-black Iris with lots of bloom, widely spaced on the stem.
We have grown it to a height of 4 feet. Just about the same depth as Black
Forest, larger, and twice the stature. AM AIS, 1954. Illustrated at right.
BLACK RUBY (Dolman, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
An almost black-red, extra smooth and glossy. It is very early, being one of
the first of the tall bearded Iris to open. Hafts are clean and devoid of
markings, the bronze-gold beard seemingly placed on a solid piece of
velvety crimson-black. Branching is good and the stems are about 34 to 36
inches in height. Increases rapidly and soon forms a fine clump. HC AIS,
1946; HM, 1949.
BLIZZARD (Knowlton, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Finest and purest white of a series of Snow Flurry seedlings bred by the
President of the American Iris Society. Very tall, the large flowers frilled
and ruffled with bright yellow beard.
BLUEBEARD (Hall, '55) Each $7.50
A large deep blue with very full flaring falls which droop gracefully near
the tips. The beard is not blue, but has blue tips which make it appear
blue all over. Silky sheen and brilliant color! 3 feet. Shown on page 23.
BLUE ENSIGN (Meyer, '37) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50
An English origination of remarkable blue tone, referred to as royal blue,
with blue beard. Stock is not plentiful, even though introduced some years
ago. Dykes Medal in 1950. Height 33 in.
BLUE FRILLS (Stephenson, '46) Each 75c
Pure azure-blue, darker than Great Lakes but still a light blue Iris. Clear
and unifonn in color, the flowers rounded in style, and of a rich glossv
texture. The blue-tinged beard adds to the color note. 34 inches.
BLUE HAWAII (Schreiner, '54) Each $3.00
Rich marine-blue, a bright shade which gives a definite blue effect in the
garden. Very large and fully fonned flowers, slightly ruffled as in the case
of Snow Flurry, one of its parents. 31/2 feet tall.
BLUE RHYTHM (Whiting, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Very large flowers of cornflower-blue, softened by a silvery overtone. The
large standards are arched and domed, the broad falls are semi-flaring
with smoothly colored hafts. Growing from 3 to 4 feet in height, perfectly
branched, we consider it just about tops as a blue Iris. HM AIS. 1945;
AM, 1947; Dykes Medal, 1950.
8 FOR n2^o
(T/i/s is an $18.00 va/ue.'j
BLUE SAPPHIRE (Schre/ner, '53j
"Heavenly blue" is a phrase befitting this new
ruffled addition to an increasingly popular
color class. Lighter in tone than many others,
with a glowing gold beard; it is large in size,
on tall and well-branched stalks which def)'
both wind and rain. It makes one of the fin-
est clumps in any garden. HM AIS, 1954; AM.
BLUE SHIMMER fj. Sos%, '42)
Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
An entirely different plicata. Clean, sparkling
white W'ith an all-over pattern of clear blue
stippling. The blue seems to be peppered on
the white background in an even manner,
rather than the familiar buttonhole-stitch
style. The flowers are extremely large and
full. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. See page 39.
BRIAR ROSE (Hall, '55) Each $10.00
From pink breeding came this deep rose-to-
raspberry affair! While the picture does not
show it, freshly opened flowers sport a small
blue blaze just below the beard. This dis-
appears on the mature blossom. Very tall and
very late, with a geranium-red beard. Shown
on page 47.
BRYCE CANYON (Kleinsorge, '44)
Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A distinct and warm shade of henna-copper,
self colored and so named because of the
similar colors found in the rock formations
of one of America's most famous tourist at-
tractions. It has especially broad hafts, large,
rounded falls, and finely held standards. The
picture on page 36 is an excellent likeness.
HM AIS. 1945; AM. 1947. Three feet and
over in height.
BURGUNDY ROSE (Hall, '46)
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Ruffled dark rosy amethyst, a very strong
and bright splash of color in the garden. The
falls carry rather prominent veins of darker
tone. A self, borne on heavy, well branched
stalks just slightly under 3 feet in height.
BURGUNDY SPLASH (Craig, '49)
Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
This new plicata is a big Iris, very well form-
ed, the standards subdued burgundy-red and
the broad falls a creamy yellow ground
heavily stippled richer and more intense with
burgundy with a 1-inch border. A splash of
BURMESE RUBY (Muhlestein, '49)
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Wonderful red color, a deep shade of garnet.
This variety needs slight shade because the
flowers are apt to bum in hot afternoon sun.
3-foot stems, slender foliage.
CADILLAC (Hall, '56) Each $6.00
A very early and free blooming rich flamingo
pink with red-orange beard. We selected it
for introduction 2 years ago but it bloomed
so heavily we did not have enough plants.
Real pink, named in honor of the Men's
Garden Club of Detroit. Large flowers, 36-
CAHOKIA fFaught, '48j Each $1.50
Large exquisitely formed flowers of light
butterfly-blue delicately veined deeper. There
is no hint of lavender in the color and the
haft is smooth and clean. Bright golden yel-
low beard. 42 inches tall, with widely spaced
branches. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951.
CAIRO (Kleinsorge, '52) Each $2.50
A great, spreading, broad petaled flower in light tan, with tawny
yellow overtone and a bufliy suffusion near the haft. The horizontal
falls flare out to full 7 inches, curling at the tips. Beard is bronze-
yellow and there is some fine brown netting on the shoulders of
the falls. Height 40 inches.
CAMPFIRE GLOW fW/i/l/ng, '47j Each $1.50
Glowing ruby self, heavily overlaid with bright copper which gives
it a metallic sheen. A genuine self with no haft markings— even the
beard is deep copper-red. Wide and full form but the flowers are of
medium size. Substance is firm and the blooming season very long.
Height 30 to 36 inches. .A very rare color gem. HM .M.S. 1947. See
CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE (DeForesf, '51) Each $2.00
Rich yellow ground plicata with dark brown markings. Brownish
orange beard terminating in a dark arrow mark. Large, bright flow-
ers on tall stalks. HM AIS. 1952.
CAROLINE JANE (DeForesf, '51) Each $5.00
There are many plicatas in white with blue stitchings or dots, bin
this new one appears to be the very finest of all. Flowers are huge,
the stems very tall, and the white ground glistens like snow. Mark-
ings are clean and distinct— a delicate violet-blue. Must be seen to
be fully appreciated. Very limited stock. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1955.
CASA MORENA (Deforest, '43) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50
Large flowers— yes, extra large— of deep, glistening, rich brown.
Same solid color on standards and falls. Styles yellowish; beard
brownish orange. Not just a novelty, but a flower that adds an
entirely new, rich note to the garden picture. See the accurate
picture on page 33— the picture, of course, is much reduced in size.
Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 1944; AM. 1946.
CASCADE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, '45) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Very large ruffled pink, tan and apricot blend, with extra heavv
stalk 40 inches tall and bearing up to 10 flowers. The ruffling is
more pronounced than in any Iris we have ever introduced and is
most unusual in so large an Iris. It blooms late. HM .AIS, 1945;
.AM. 1947. See page 43 for an excellent kodachrome of this flower.
CASCADIAN (Linse, '52) Each $4.00
.A ruffled, cool, crisp, pure wluie wiili greenish midrib visible from
beneath. The beard is also white. From Snow Flurry crossed with
Cloud Castle, it may be a little tender for cold sections, but else-
where it is surely one of the largest and most striking pure whites
in commerce. HM .AIS. 1955.
CATHERINE CLAAR (E. Cloor, '55) Each $7.50
An almost black and white addition to the Amigo and Wabash
class, on stems which reach to 3'/2 feet. Falls are broad and velvetv
and solid to the center. One of the verv latest to flower.
CENTENNIAL QUEEN (Wallace, 54) Each $10.00
A blend of bufFy wateniielon-pink or rose. One of the largest new
Iris we have grown, with wide, thick petals and very tall stalks. The
flowers are nicely waved at the edges.
CHAMOIS (Kleinsorge, '44) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
One of the largest Irises we have ever introduced, beautifully fonri-
ed, both standards and falls waved at the edges. It is pure chamois
in color, standards and falls identical, the beard yellow, tipped
bronze. There are no veinings or markings of any kind; the petals
have a soft, satiny finish and glisten with myriad frosty particles.
We are certain that you will find this Iris different from any other
you have ever seen. HM AIS, 194,5: AM. 1948.
CHANTILLY (Hall, '45) Ecch $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A ruffled orchid-pink. The edges of both standards and falls are
so heavily ruffled and frilled that they have the appearance of
being edged with lace of a lighter shade than the rest of the flower.
From the same line of breeding as the famous flamingo-pinks. 36-
inch stems, strong and well branched. HM AIS, 1945: AM. 1947. See
CHERIE fHa//, '47; Each $2.00
Most famous of all the new Hall "flamingo-pinks." A large, ruffled,
full bodied pink self of excellent form and substance with a deep
tangerine beard. The 34-inch stems are stout and well branched:
growth is vigorous and increase above average. HM AIS, 1947:
AM, 1949: Dykes Medal, 1951.
CHINOOK PASS (Norton, '50) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00
A massive flower of pale lavender-blue, lighter in the center of the
falls, the beard white at the tips and yellow at the base. 38 inches
tall, well branched. HM AIS, 1951.
CHIVALRY (Wills, '44) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50
This outstanding big blue won the Dykes Medal in 1947. Of smooth,
medium blue color, large in size and quite ruffled, a sturdy growing
Iris with every good point. It is one of the most sought after va-
rieties of the day. Illustrated on page 26.
CINNAMON TOAST (Sass, '53) Each $9.00
A big and bold creamy yellow plicata, sanded with red-brown. 38
inches in height. HM AIS. 1953.
CLIFFS OF DOVER (Fay, '53) Each $4.00
Large, flaring and ruffled clear white of great substance. There are
no haft markings and the beard is light yellow. This is the best of
a number of excellent new whites produced from Snow Flurry
crossed with Cahokia. A strong grower, hardy, 36 inches tall. HM
AIS, 1953; AM, 1955.
CLOTH OF GOLD (Whiting, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
We highly recommend this as one of the very finest yellows. Tall
and stately, widely branched, carrying handsome deep butter-yellow
flowers of large size, it is simply superb as a garden subject.
CLOUD CAP (DeForesf, '50) Each $3.00
Probably the largest pink to date, with very wide falls and an extra
heavy bright tangerine beard. Termed "blossom-pink" by the orig-
inator, the big flowers are borne on 3V^- to 4-foot stalks. HM AIS,
1951; AM, 1953. Shown on page 18.
COLLEGIATE (Hall, '55) Each $6.00
This ivory-white Iris has a distinction which our picture does not
quite properly portray. Actually, the base of the standards and the
markings near the center are about the color of a ripe cantaloupe—
neither orange nor yellow. Under side of the falls is yellow and the
buds are yellow. 30-34 inches in height. See page 23.
10 FOR ^10-00
$5 PINK SPECIAL
Total Value $7 50
ALL 3 FOR ^5.00
COLONEL PRIMROSE (DeForest, '51) Each $2.00
A self in sparkling lemon-chrome with very wide ruffled falls and closed
standards. There are no haft markings and the flat horizontal falls are
capped with a lemon-yellow beard. A different and brilliant yellow.
COLOR CARNIVAL (DeForesf, '49) Each $2.50
A startling arrangement of colors in the range of the new pinks. The
ground color is a deep shade of pink in both standards and falls, with
heavy markings of vivid purple on the falls. Beard is tangerine-red. Big
flowers, very well formed, on excellent stalks. HM .\IS, 1950.
CONGO (Schreiner, '53) Each $3.00
The first large dark Iris with a reddish silken sheen on top of a coal-black
undertone. A very good color photo of this appears on page 15. Extra large,
nicely branched. 42 inches in height.
CONSTANT COMMENT (Hall, '54) Each $5.00
Pinkish apiitot is probablv the best way to describe the color of this
delicious looking affair. Or, you might call it a '"peachy" tint. .At home
with the ]3inks, and from pink breeding, it flaunts a heavy red-orange
beard that is as brilliant as a house afire. Flowers are large and heavily
substanced with ruffled and finely notched edges. Bold stalks and thrifty
foliage, a husky grower. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1956.
COPPER MEDALLION (Schreiner, '51) Each $2.00
This seedling of Bnce Canvon is more coppery toned and less red than its
parent— a glittering metallic copper-brown of large size and appealing
fonn. Bronze-yellow beard. 38-inch, well branched stalks. HM .MS, 1953.
CORDOVAN (Kleinsorge, '46)
Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A seedling of Bryce Canyon. The coloring is close to
that of cordovan leather— a deep coppery oxblood
tone, very rich and glossy. Standards are coppery rose-
red, the hafts are finely netted with minute webbing
and the falls have a distinct frill or ruffle. HM AIS,
1947; AM, 1951. See page 43.
CRISPETTE (Schreiner, '54) Each $7.50
A fluted and waved new deep orchid-pink with rich
orange beard and suffusions of brown on the hafts.
Of ideal fom and garden habit, the color having the
extra quality of "carrying power" in the garden. 34
inches. HM AIS, 1955.
DANCING TIGER (Schremer, '53) Each $4.00
Here is a very large, jewel-bright, really yellow-ground
plicata. The half-inch border of penny-brown is deftlv
cut, as if shot with fine slender lines on the edge of
the falls. Gay and brilliant. 38 inches.
DANUBE WAVE (Schreiner, '47)
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Deeply colored marine-blue, darker than Chivalry.
Very large in flower, foliage and bloom stalks. The
petals are broad and flaring, the beard bronzy orange.
38 inches. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1951.
DESERT SONG (Fay, '46) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50
Cream self, beautifully ruffled with extra large flowers
of excellent proportion. Texture is especially heavy
and the flowers last a long time in either rain or heat.
Stems reach a height of 31/2 feet. HM AIS, 1946; AM,
1949. Shown on page 29.
DIANEVA (Cook, '53) Each $5.00
This beautiful new white plicata with markings of
blue-violet is about halfway between Blue Shimmer
and Minnie Colquitt. Clean looking and \ery bright.
Height 3 feet.
DISTANCE (Cook, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Silvery light blue, smooth in finish and very even-
ly colored. There is no coarse veining in the
flower and almost no markings at the haft. The
white beard is quite inconspicuous. Selected from
hundreds of blue seedlings by the originator of
such things as Sable, Dreamcastle. and Pink Re-
flection. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1949.
DOLLY VARDEN (Hall, '50) Each $3.00
A very large light pink with a slight overlay of
salmon. The largest pink of the flamingo series
yet named from the Hall collection, it is a self with
no haft markings, good form and substance, and it
takes the sun surprisingly well. Sturdy and well
branched on stems of 38 inches. Has proven a good
parent for large pinks. HM AIS, 1950.
DREAMCASTLE (Cook, '43)
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
An orchid-pink self, segments very broad and of
bright clear tones. The white beard, tinted lemon at
the base, tends to emphasize the solid pink effect.
One of the most sought after varieties. AM AIS, 1948.
Shown on page 41.
DREAMY (Linse, '53) Each $4.00
An opulent, sumptuous white with crepy petals
which are simply enormous! Large foliage, tall stems,
and the flowers have a white beard. HM .MS, 1956.
EBONY ECHO (Tompkins, '48)
Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Deep carmine-red with rich brown overlay that shines
like a piece of silk. The wide falls are horizontal and
tnmmed with ruffling. Free blooming on stout 33-
inch stalks. Bronze beard. HM AIS. 1949; AM, 1953,
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ENCHANTRESS (Hall, '54) Each $6.00
Delicate parchment color, faintly flushed with pink, especially in
the standards. The central area of the falls has an overlay of amber
and the beard is brilliant orange. Unlike any other of Mr. Hall's fine
things, we singled it out as his best seedling in the spring of 1950. It
is an extra late Iris, with heavy stems and an enamel-like finish to the
large flowers. 34 to 36 inches. See page 24.
ENVOY (Deforest, '48) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
."Xmong the most deeply colored of new Irises, the falls practically
black but with a hint of brown-purple. The beard is brilliant orange
on a solid blackish haft. Standards are bright and silky with a flush
of reddish purple. A very impressive thing on 34-inch stems.
EVELYN BYE (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $15.00
A ver)' lovely harmony of cocoa, blue, violet and old gold. Something
different in the family of delightful blends from this master hybridizer
of elusive tints. Falls are especially wide, flaring, and are slightly ruf-
fled. Large flowers; height 35 inches.
EXTRAVAGANZA (Douglas, '44) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Almost white standards shaded cream at the base, the falls a medley
of copper, red-lavender and deep violet, with a violet flush down the
center. On the order of Wabash, but is more of a blend especially in
the falls. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947. See page 42.
EBONY ISLE (Deforest, '49) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00
Rich, smooth, well formed flowers of deepest purple, in some
lights a red-black. There are no markings of any kind to mar
the sleek, even richness of the heavy falls. The very dark, thickly
set beards are tipped burnt orange. In spite of its darkness it
glows with color. 33 to 36 inches; late. HM AIS, 1950.
ELMOHR (Loomis, '42) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50
Winner of the Dykes iMedal in 1945, this giant Iris has consistent-
ly led all others in point of sales popularity. And no wonder!
The great blooms are daintily ruffled, of a silky texture and re-
markable substance. The stems are well branched and at least
3 feet tall. Of a rich red-violet color, it is well illustrated on
page 38. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943.
EL PASO (Kleinsorge, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
This seedling of Tobacco Road crossed with Goldbeater is a
richer, brighter, more lively golden brown than the famous
"tobacco colored" parent. It has a luminous, metallic finish
which gives it exceptional richness and a glowing quality which
most browns seem to lack. Standards are closed and the broad
falls flare gracefully. A large flower of medium height— about
32-34 inches; good branching. See page 21. HM AIS, 1950.
ELSA SASS (H. Sass, '39) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
An entirely new shade of yellow, clear sulphur, with a greenish
cast in its depths and a near white blaze near the haft. The
blossoms are of good size, rounded in form and slightly frilled
at the edges. 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1939; AM, 1944.
FLORADORA (Hall, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A medium toned flamingo-pink, of good form and
substance on well branched, 30-inch stems. The
blooms are of raediinn size with a geranium-red
beard. Size of flower, foliage and stem are in good
balance. .\ self with no haft markings.
FORT TICONDEROGA (K. Smith, '48)
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.00
A glowing red that seems to spit fire from every
corner of its petals. Standards are between orange
and burnt sienna and the falls a \ery velvety
bright garnet-red. Haft is clean and sports a very
brilliant deep orange beard.
FORTUNE'S GIFT (Mitsch, '55) Each $10.00
Huge, 7-inch flowers with very wide and spreading
falls, a seedling of Cordovan crossed with Inca
Chief. The color is deep but bright metallic brown,
with bronze beard. 40 inches in height. HM AIS,
FRANCES KENT (DeForest, '51) Each $3.00
The standards are chartreuse-cream with a flush
of pink, the falls lighter with a pinkish orange
beard. Absolutely outstanding and different. This
is surely one of DeForest's best. Falls are almost
horizontal and standards are well closed. Height
3 feet. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. See page 12.
FRONT PAGE (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $10.00
One of the superb seedlings of Solid Gold, seen
and exclaimed over in the Kleinsorge garden
since they flowered for the first time. The ground
color is deep red-gold, lightening to almost white
on the central area of the falls. This is close to
the color pattern of Prospector but the flower is
almost twice that size and over three feet tall.
Picture on page 49 is close to the real thing. HM
FUCHSIA (Hall, '51) Each $2.00
Deeply colored raspbeny-pink, or "fuchsia," as
some have described it. The beard is almost red
and very thick. A self, with somewhat flaring falls
slightly waved at the margins. Rich and vivid, of
medium height. Parentage is Tallv-Ho x Fantasy.
HM AIS, 1953.
FALL DAYS (K. Smith, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Glowing flower in autumn colors of copper and red. Standards rose
and gold flushed bronze; falls rose-brown with chestnut-brown base
and velvety finish. Five by five inches in size, over 40 inches tall
and with many branching stems. A colorful mass of autumn-red in
the garden. HM AIS, 1947.
FULL REWARD (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $10.00
Another seedling of Solid Gold and one of the largest and most
deeply toned yellows we have ever seen. The falls are exceptionally
wide right up to the point where they meet the fully domed stand-
ards. Extra good branching and an abundance of blossoms. 3 feet
or over. HM .A.IS, 1956.
FANTASY (Hall, '47) Each $1.50
A lovely rose and orchid-toned pink, distinctive and quite different
in color from the flamingo-pinks. The coloring is smooth and lus-
cious, more vivid than most in this series. Beard is tangerine-red.
Beautiful branching, above average size, stout 30-inch stems. HM
AIS, 1947; AM, 1949.
FIRECRACKER (Hall, '43) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A glowing bright burgundy-red plicata, with yellow trim. Well
named, it is one of the flashiest things in any Iris collection. The
fairly large flowers have good substance and are carried on stout 32-
inch stems. HM AIS, 1934. Pictured on page 35.
FIRE DANCE (Fay, '47) Each $1 .50
A much deeper, richer and taller Firecracker. Fire Dance is a bur-
gundy-red plicata, both standards and falls heavily marked all over
with dark wine-red, the ground color buff. Flowers are round and
full, the falls flaring. A prolific bloomer, 40 inches tall. HM AIS,
1947. Shown on page 20.
GALA FINALE (DeForest, '50) Each $1.50
Strong, deep yellow, heavily overlaid Indian red and appears from
a distance to be red. A fancy and very colorful plicata with great
garden value. 36 inches tall.
GARDEN FLAME (H. Sass, '41) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
A very deep rose-mahogany, if you can imagine such a color. Called
by some judges rose-red, but it is nearer garnet, with a deep rose
and brown area about the center. It has no haft markings, making
it one of the richest and handsomest of all dark Iris. Large, with
very broad falls, and it blooms quite late. HM AIS, 1940; AM, 1943.
See page 39.
GARDEN GLORY (Whiting, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A pure self of rich Bordeaux-red; a seedling from Red Douglas
crossed with Garden Magic. This is one of the nearest to true red
of any Iris ever flowered in our garden; pure, deep and rich, with
no haft venation whatsoever. Smoothlv finished with deep bronze-
gold beard. Height 33 inches. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. True picture
on page 30.
FIRST VIOLET (DeForest, '52) Each $10.00
Lovely clear light violet self, the standards, falls and even the beard
being of uniform hue. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1956 and illus-
trated on page 44.
GARDEN GOLD (Hall, '56) Each $15.00
Solid, deep chrome-yellow throughout, except for the fieiy orange-
red beard. While the beard is not actually red it is so deep an
orange tone as to appear almost red and certainlv sets this Iris apart
from all other yellows. Seedling No. 53-21; 36 inches.
GARDEN MAGIC (Grinter, '36) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
A \eiv late, very large, and especially velvety deep red self. After
twenty years it continues to hold its own right up front among the
best red Irises. Many people will hardly believe it costs less than a
dollarl HM AIS, 1937.
GAY BORDER (DeForesf, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
If you like plicatas and are looking for a new and distinct effect in
this line we think you will be pleasantly surprised by this one. The
impression is that of a clean white flower bordered and stitched with
red. The wide falls have a touch of gold at the haft. Large, tall and
well branched. HM AIS, 1949.
GAY HEAD (Knowlton, '54) Each $12.00
A true variegata with genuine personality. The standards are clear
bright yellow and nicely ruffled; the falls deep maroon with a solid
border of clean yellow extending right up to the center of the flower.
There are no haft marks. HM AIS. 1954. Bred by Harold Knowlton,
recent President of the American Iris Society.
GENERAL PATTON (Kleinsorge, '47) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50
A solid copper-brown self. Compared with Bryce Canyon, of which
it is a seedling, it is much darker, richer and appears brown rather
than terra cotta in tone. A metallic undertone makes it glisten in
the sun. HM AIS, 1947,
GLAD TIDINGS (Whiting, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Wide flat falls of light yellow, standards the same color, with wax-
like flnish. Very large and a profuse bloomer. 34 inches in height.
GLITTERING GOLD (Murray, '55) Each $5.00
Huge golden orange self, one of the very largest and most imposing
Iris we have ever seen, anywhere! We purchased the stock in 1952
and intended to introduce it the following year, but, while a grand
grower in the South, it is slightly tender in cold or wet sections. If
you live in the South or an arid section, where it will succeed, you
will swear that it should rate a Dykes Medal! HC .•\IS, 1954.
GOLDBEATER (Kleinsorge, '44) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
A solidly colored chrome-yellow self that has invarihly drawn praise
from judges. It is all yellow, deep and bright, without markings or
blendings of any kind and the buds themselves are like gobs of deep
yellow paint, .'X good grower, fast increaser, and will make a glori-
ous garden display. Large flowers, excellent branching. HM AIS,
1945; AM, 1951.
GOLDEN CROWN (Kleinsorge, '54) Each $10.00
An absolutely stunning combination of old gold and richest plush-
like brownish maroon velvet. Twice as large as Gypsy, more richly
colored, and with flaring falls, it bears no resemblance to such fine
variegatas as Staten Island or Spanish Fandango. They are brilliant
and lively— Golden Crown is a luxurious combination of elegance
and quiet majesty. It is a seedling of Spanish Fandango. 36 inches
tall. See page 48.
GOLDEN GLEAM (Miess, '51) Each $3.00
An odd and unusual yellow blend— dandelion-yellow ground with
bronzy old gold striations at the haft, along with some traces of
lavender. Slightly ruffled, very broad falls, flaring in form. HM .'VIS,
GOLDEN HAWK (K. Smith, '51) Each $15.00
A new giant yellow self with an almost velvety texture to the petals.
The form and carriage are about as near perfect as one could ask
for in any Iris and the 38-inch stems are very well branched. HM
GOLDEN PLOVER (Deforest, '50) Each $2.00
Very smooth large self, of excellent flaring form, the color bright
tan, a little deeper than golden tan. Quite late, on 38-inch stalks.
HM AIS, 1951.
GOLDEN RUSSET (Hall, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
The unusual feature of this flower is its great size. In line with the
name, it is golden russet in color— a self. The enonnous flowers are
7 inches high and 9 inches wide, with broad hafts. Grows to 40
inches tall on very heavy stalks. Golden Russet will evoke many
"ohs" and "ahs" from visitors. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1952.
GOLDEN SUNSHINE (Schreiner, '52) Each $3.00
Not deep golden, not lemon, but a clean, clear bright yellow of an
intermediate tone. This is a big flower with wide petals and lovely
form— "soft as sunshine on a spring day!" 38 inches. See below left.
HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956.
GOLD RUFFLES (Muhlestein, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $4.00
Ruffled and fluted. Medium yellow with a few deeply colored lines
near the haft. Heavy texture, with vigorous, husky stems and bold
foliage. The originator says it produces remarkable seedlings. Over
3 feet tall. HM AIS. 1948.
GOLD SOVEREIGN (Whiting, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Richest orange-yellow, deeper and more golden than Ola Kala.
Flowers of medium size, stems about 34 inches tall, produced in
profusion. Plant it near a Blue Spruce or any light blue flower
for stunning efEectl AM, 1953.
GOOD NEWS (Kleinsorge, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Brilliant mustard-gold self. A much luffled flower with immense
wide standards, nicely domed. Falls are exactly the same color,
with narrow band of copper shading near the outer edge. A sister
seedling of Chamois and Bryce Canyon, not quite as tall as either
of these, but about 33 inches in height and a profuse bloomer.
HM AIS, 1947. Illustrated in color on page 27.
GRAND CANYON (Kleinsorge, '41) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
An odd blend of rather deep tones of plum and copper, and gold.
Entirely difierent from any Iris we have ever introduced, it is an Iris
to be admired at close range and is especially suited to bringing
indoors and associating with Oriental rugs. Attractively formed and
delicately ruffled. About 40 inches tall, perfectly branched, and it
flowers over a very long season. Verv large, it is accurately shown in
color on page 35. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944.
GREAT LAKES (Cousins, '38) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A clear blue self, produced in Canada by Lyman Cousins, of London,
Ontario. A broadly spreading regal type of flower, with handsome
foliage and 4-foot stalks, ideallv branched. Look at its record: HM
AIS, 1939; AM, 1940; Dykes Medal, 1942.
GYPSY (Kleinsorge, '44) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Coppery gold standards and falls of solid chestnut-bro^vm, silky
rather than velvety. A very late Iris that brings something new into
the variegata field. There is such a contrast in the standards and
falls, the latter decidedly rounded and uniformly brown without
haft markings, that it commands immediate attention. 4-foot stems,
lots of flowers. HM AIS. 1945.
GYPSY CLASSIC (Deforest, '50) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Wide, flaring, neat flowers of royal brown, having a brilliant henna
overlay. Deep gold styles and bright orange beard. HM AIS, 1952.
HALLMARK (Hall, '54) Each $10.00
A golden apricot or caramel self in the color range of Hi-Time and
Melody Lane. This is a very large flower, smoothly finished and
gracefully ruffled, the falls extra broad and surmounted by a rich
tangerine beard. Height 3 feet, well branched. HM, AIS, 1954.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Hall, '52) Each $3.00
Peer of all the flamingo-pinks to date. It is twice as large as Heritage
and much the same shade of pink; deeper in color than Ballerina,
much larger and more colorful than Pink Sensation. It has bowled
over all who have seen it. Happy Birthday is not just a sumptuous
flower ... it has bold foliage, big, heavy stalks, large rhizomes and
increases at a rapid rate. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954.
Shown in color on page 15.
HAPPY VALLEY (Miess, '50) Each $2.00
A beautiful, large amethyst or pleroma-violet self with intense
orange beard tipped lemon. Heavy substance, delightfully fragrant.
A magnificent flowerl 40 inches tall.
HARBOR BLUE (Schreiner, '54) Each $7.50
This new blue, of startling size, has been winning fame both in this
country and abroad. The great flowers are borne on husky stalks
reaching almost four feet and they hold up in all kinds of weather.
HM AIS, 1955.
HARVEST SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $10.00
A smooth blend of gold and apricot, the standards solid apricot
faintly tinted rose, the falls bright old gold shading to apricot near
the margins. Beard is orange-yellow. The flowers are well tailored,
just slightly waved at the edges of the falls. Substance is thick and
the petal surface glistens with myriad golden particles. A clump
produces lots of bloom thus making it an ideal variety for mass effect
in the garden. 3 feet; midseason. In color on page 18.
HEATHER ROSE (Hall, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
This is a large rosy orchid-pink, but of a different shade from any
Iris we have seen. The color is new, pleasing and very close to that
of Scotch Heather. Form, stem and branching are all good. It is a
vigorous grower, hardy and blooms freely. A fine Iris in every way
and brings a bit of new color to the garden. HM AIS, 1951.
HEIGHO (Craig, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Vigorous and prolific hybrid with fine, tall, wiry stems 45 inches
high, ideally branched. Color is clear Bradley violet, actually a light
violet shade of blue-lavender. There is a hint of a signal patch at
the tip of the beard. Mr. Craig regards this as one of his greatest
accomplishments. HM AIS, 1949.
HELEN COLLINGWOOD (K. Smith, '49) Each $2.50
A very brilliant Iris in the neglecta class. Standards are light
lavender, the falls bright violet-purple ... a decided contrast. Stalks
are 40 inches tall, sturdy and vigorous. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952.
HURRICANE (Craig, '49) Each $2.00
An odd but beautiful powder-blue flecked with purplish brown
spots. This is an "oncobred" of huge size but it may not be hardy
in the North. HM AIS, 1949.
ILLINOIS (Hall, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A great big creamy yellow, noted for its fine texture and purity of
color. The well formed flowers are produced in wonderful pro-
fusion on strong, 36-inch stems, extra well branched. As either a
clump or an individual stalk it attracts all eyes in the garden.
HC AIS, 1946; HM, 1950.
ILLUSTRIOUS (Hall, '53) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Our latest blue Iris, coming into flower with such late varieties as
Extravaganza and Garden Glory. Blossoms are of very large size,
uniform rich deep blue— almost indigo— and a clump is a wonderful
sight. The smooth haft is brownish and the beard is inconspicuous.
Widely branched, three feet tall.
INCA CHIEF (Miich, '52) Each $4.00
Burnished golden bronze, evenly colored throughout. The ruffled
flowers, with very broad hafts, are of immense size and are pro-
duced on heavy stalks. This is one of the most talked-about of all
recent novelties. Height about 3 feet. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954.
See page 24.
INDIANA NIGHT (Cook, '42) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Lustrous, deep, richest velvety purple, almost black. The finest and
most satisfying dark Iris of a long series of seedlings from the famous
Sable. 38-inch stems, well branched, with every good quality de-
sired in an Iris. Midseason and long lasting. HM AIS, 1942;
AM, 1944. In color on page 41.
HELEN McGregor (Graves, '46)
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Clear pale blue, pure and uniform in color, the
beard lemon-yellow. Of perfect form, flaring and
daintily ruffled, very large, beautifully spaced on
nice stems, it is not only supreme as a light blue
but ranks as one of the best of modem Irises. HM
AIS, 1946; AM, 1948; Dykes Medal, 1949. See page 31.
HELEN Mckenzie (Graves, '50) Each $2.50
Pure white, including the beard. This is a "cool"
white, without yellow or cream undertone and in
some lights it almost exhibits a greenish glow. Per-
fect form, 3-foot stems. HM ATS. 1950.
HERITAGE (Hall, '49) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A flamingo-pink of a deeper tone than Hit Parade
or Cherie and an outstanding Iris of this color. A
nice full petaled flower of heavy substance with
slightly ruffled semi-flaring falls and nicely held
standards. It's a smooth self with no haft markings
and has a bright tangerine beard. A sister of Pink
Sensation but is a different shade of pink. Height
34 inches. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951.
HI-TIME (Hall, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A lustrous golden apricot color, called by some a
peach-pink although not actually a pink at all. It
has a full deep tangerine beard and is a self with
no haft markings. The medium large flowers of
heavy silky texture have fine form and are carried
on 34-inch, well branched, strong stems. Hi-Time
has very dark blue-green foliage that is unusually
resistant to leaf spot; a vigorous grower and free
bloomer. HM AIS, 1950.
HIT PARADE (Hall, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Another flamingo-pink, with some ruffling, good
form and substance, and a little larger flower than
Courtier or Floradora, carried on well branched.
34-inch stems. Color is lighter than Courtier and
deeper than Floradora and it has the characteristic
HONOR BRIGHT (DeForest, '51) Each $1.50
A large flowered plicata of spreading form. Chrome-
yellow ground with flush of orange and a white
patch on the falls. Attractive individually and most
effective as a clump. HM AIS, 1951.
JULIET (Kleinsorge, '46) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
We think that this is one of the most colorful and fien blends that
we have seen. It is a sort of flame-copper, with salmon shadings, and
the beards and central areas are a mass of brilliant burnt orange.
Large flowers, the standards upright and well closed, the falls broad
and distinctly flaring. Increases fast and makes a gorgeous clump.
HM AIS, 1947.
JUNE BRIDE (Hall, '52) Each $3.00
The picture below is not quite right for this luscious, mouth-
watering, deep apricot-pink with the heavy geranium-red beard. It
is much more pink and less buff tinted than the color plate indicates.
Such delectable shades are associated with Tuberous Begonias and
Gladioli but we have never seen them in anv Iris. Large flower,
horizontal falls, 30 inches in height. HM AIS, 1952.
JUNE MEREDITH (Muhl. '54) Each $20.00
One of the new deep pinks from Utah. This series is quite distinct
from the line of flamingo-pinks bred by David Hall. We have only
a few rhizomes. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1956.
INSPIRATION (Stevens, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Brilliant cerise-rose, huge and imposing. This is the only Iris we
have in this color— something entirely different and it happens to
have all good points. Practically a self with slightly brownish warm
cast on the haft.
JAKE (Long-Sass, '43) Each 60c; 3 for $1 .50
A white-white, with no other color in it except a trace of pale yellow
near the center. Large flowers, well formed, free blooming and an
easy grower. Stands right up alongside many more expensive new
JANE PHILLIPS (Graves, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A new light blue that is deeper in color than Helen McGregor, of
which it is a seedling. It resembles its famous parent in form and
size but because it carries more color it is distinct and worthy in its
o^vn right. We have seen no Iris which appears nearer true blue.
HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952. See page 32.
JAVA JEWEL fDeForesf, '51 ; Each $2.00
Bright "old gold," with size, form and substance. A smooth, irides-
cent golden tan with greenish hue. Different from the other tan-
JUNE SUNLIGHT (McCormick, '53) Each $7.00
.A.nother brand new solid golden yellow, quite late, which will crowd
any of the \ery best for first place. The large, smooth flowers have
no haft markings. Few plants. HM AIS, 1953.
KEENE VALLEY (K. Smith, '49) Each $1.50
Slightly deeper blue and much smoother than its sister. Blue Valley.
Wide petals which flare out and are gracefullv ruffled. 40 inches
tall. HM AIS, 1950.
LADDIE (Miess, '51) Each $2.00
"Damson" blue, infused with cocoa at the haft— an unusual and
quite different Iris in the blue class. Under certain lights the flowers
appear to be more silver than blue. Standards are domed, the falls
flaring and slightly ruffled. HM .AIS. 1951.
LADY BOSCAWEN (Graves, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Alabaster white perfection in color and form, slightly waved and
ruffled. The 4-foot stems are magnificently branched, usually bring-
ing out three of the huge blossoms at a time. The light yellow
beard does not contrast with the pure white effect. HM AIS, 1946;
LADY MOHR (Salbach, '44) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A new and altogether different addition to the interesting AVm.
Mohr family of Iris, this one brings a color combination previously
unknown in the tall bearded group. Standards are oyster-white,
huge and slightly fluted, with strong midribs. Falls are pale char-
treuse or greenish yellow, with prominent veining. There is a very
prominent dark patch surrounding the beard. HM AIS, 1944;
AM, 1946. Shown on page 33.
LAKE BREEZE (Fay, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Delightful light blue-lavender, with lots of ruffling on squarely held
falls. There are no markings on the wide hafts. Large and free
blooming. HM AIS, 1945.
LAKE TENAYA (Miess, '50) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50
A vigorous and floriferous plant with lush foliage and very blue
flowers set with an intense yellow beard. Form is flaring to hori-
zontal with closed standards. 42 inches, well branched. Recom-
mended for California and the South. HM AIS, 1950.
LAVANESQUE (Schreiner, '53) Each $5.00
A winsomely ruffled improvement on Pink Plume. Color is an even
shade of delicate orchid-pink, the very broad petals nicely ruffled,
the beard and hafts rich gold. This is a very full-bodied flower in
all its parts . . . possibly the very finest of all the orchid or lilac-
pinks. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1955.
LAVENDER & GOLD LACE (Whiting, '46)
Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A charmingly different Iris with golden yellow standards flushed
lavender and with crimped edges. Falls are lavender bordered with
a distinct frill of gold lace work. Strong, hardy plants producing
generous bloom and increase. 3 feet.
LEADING LADY (Lyell, '50) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
A perky and lightly ruffled flower with bright pale yellow standards
and creamy white falls edged yellow. A great favorite with all
visitors as it makes a stunning clump. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1954.
Pictured on page 10.
LILAC LANE (Whiting, '47) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00
Pink-toned lilac self, not a pink but a very delicate mauve color of
heavy substance. Beard is very pale yellow. There are few, if any,
modern Iris which resemble this one in color tone. We regard it as
one of the loveliest new things and among Mrs. Whiting's best.
Slightly ruffled, very refined in efi:ect, 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1948;
LIMELIGHT (Hall, '52) Each $3.00
A canary-yellow to greenish yellow Chantilly, very much larger
than that famous ruffled and frilled member of the pink strain.
It is a Sunray seedling, all yellow with a lighter area on the falls.
One of the most novel Iris we have ever grown and one of the most
beautiful as well. The lace-like blossoms are produced on 35-inch
stems. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. See page 14.
LOTTE LEMBRICH (Lapham, '51) Each $3.00
Two shades of lilac . . . the standards like some of the "pink"
lilacs, the falls a deeper, or old-fashioned lilac hue. The beard is
bright tangerine. Very large, rounded blossoms; truly different.
LOUVOIS (Cayeux, '36) Each 60c; 3 for $1 .50
Brown, deep, rich and velvety, like the lustrous fur of an animal.
Breeders are still trying to attain an Iris that will be an improve-
ment on this distinct French creation. Done in two shades of choco-
late, it is well illustrated on page 38. Big flowers, medium height.
HM AIS, 1939.
LOVELIGHT (Kleinsorge, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Delicate pastel blend of pink and pearl, daintily ruffled at the edges.
The throat has some fine golden webbing and the beard is bright
yellow. A frosty sheen covers the entire blossom. Perfect full
rounded form, flaring slightly. 3 feet tall.
LOVE STORY (Sapp, '50) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00
Flaring flamingo-pink, from Dave Hall's line of pink breeding. A
perky, well formed flower of good size and a rich shade of pink
with tangerine beard. Good grower, producing lots of blooms on
tall and well branched stems. HM AIS, 1950.
LYNN LANGFORD (Hall, '46) Each $1.00
Orchid-pink in a deep tint, with golden yellow center. There is no
veining to detract from the general orchid coloring except that the
beard is golden yellow. Flowers are large, very flaring in form,
produced on stout, 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1950.
MAJENICA (Cook, '41) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Distinct and colorful pinkish blend with a tinge of salmon. This is
a pleasing flower in every way with wide-petaled standards and falls;
full, rounded and huge in size. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1943. It
is the flower in the foreground on pages 26 and 27.
MALAY (Kleinsorge, '52) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
Rich and brilliant ginger-brown self, the flat spreading falls harking
back to Tobacco Road. The Iris has lots of fire and a clump gives
a vivid brown garden effect whereas most browns have little land-
scape value. 30 inches tall, good size and free blooming.
MARY RANDALL (fay, '51) Each $7.50
This deep rose-pink self, with bright tangerine-red beard is a new
color in Iris. The flowers are large and have a thickness of petal
seen in few other varieties. Haft is very wide, free from markings.
The form of this Iris is near perfection and the flowers are well
spaced along a nicely branched, 36-inch stem. Produces wonderful
seedlings. Dykes Medal, 1954. Illustrated on page 50.
MASTER CHARLES (Williart^son, '43) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Glowing mulberry-purple, with definite charm and flare to the form.
Standards are true purple, with blackish sheen blending to brown
at the base. Falls the same color blended brown at the haft. Beard
mulberry-purple tipped brown. Brilliant and distinctive, it is
undoubtedly one of the finest of Longfield introductions. HM AIS,
1944; AM, 1946.
MATTIE GATES fSass, '46; Each $1.00
Exquisite wax-like blossoms with a pronounced sheen. A cool, soft
yellow with bright gold on a crisp white heart. A cleaner flower
than Golden Fleece, taller and larger than Misty Gold. HM AIS,
1946; AM, 1950.
MAY HALL fHa//, '54j Each $10.00
In the opinion of Mr. Hall this is the best flamingo-pink he has
thus far turned out. The color is clear, clean, and bright, a shade of
pink which everyone expects in a flower of this hue. Many spread-
ing blossoms to the stem, good branching, and a vivid beard to set
it off. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. Shown on the cover.
MAYTIME (Whiting, '50) Each $3.00
Two tones of bright orchid-pink. This is one of Mrs. Whiting's best
—a handsomely formed full flower with lots of color. There is a
definite contrast in the color of standards and falls, making it a near
amoena. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953.
MELLOWGLOW (Whifing, '42) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Deep peach or apricot, with a Hush of pink. A highly ruffled
and perfectly formed Iris, with very broad and rounded stand-
ards and falls. The beard is extra heavy and extends far down
the fall. HM AIS, 1942.
MELODY LANE (Hall, '49} Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Bright glistening golden apricot, although it came from two
flamingo-pink seedlings. The color is most attractive and new,
with great carrying power in the garden. Many of these new
shades crop out in the offspring from pink parents. The flowers
are very large with some ruffling, good form and a heavy brilliant
tangerine beard. Early, with 36-inch stems. HM AIS, 1950; AM,
1952. See page 11.
MEXECO fK/emsorge, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Gay and brilliant, a blended bicolor of buff-golden standards and
broad, plush-like falls of glowing red-brown, bordered and
blended golden buff. A perfectly gigantic flower, with the falls
slightly crinkled and waved at the edges. A blend rather than a
variegata. Very late. HM AIS, 1944. See page 36.
MINNIE COLQUITT (H. Sass, '42) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Massive white plicata, entirely different from all others. It has a
broad band of wine-purple stitching at the edges of the enonnous
flaring falls, and this same color is repeated in the standards. The
whole flower is slightly ruffled. A thoroughly fine Iris in every
way, and a husky grower. HM AIS, 1943. AM, 1945. See
MINUET (Kleinsorge, '49) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A heavily ruffled and fluted blend, predominantly old gold in
color but with falls of delicate lavender-blue bordered with old
gold. The finely netted haft is soft brown, the beard very rich
orange. Parentage is Chamois x Cascade Splendor and the form
of Minuet very closely resembles this latter parent. 40 inches
tall, medium branching.
MOLTEN (Craig, '50) Each $2.00
.\ big rich self of light burnt sienna, rose and golden ochre,
with a small violet blaze. Its parentage. Prairie Sunset and
Sultan's Robe, gives a hint of the magnificent tones inherent in
this flower. 34 in.
MOONLIGHT SONATA (Stevens, '46) Each $1.00
A remarkable yellow Inst because it is a soil luminous yellow to
sulphur tone, unlike such things as Elsa Sass or Moonlight Madonna.
Petals are finely notched at the edges and the beard is the same
color as the rest of the flower. Very distinct and good. Height just
under ,S feet. See page 31.
MORNING BRIGHT (Cook, '51) Each $3.50
Bright cream and rose bicolor or in some lights, cream and salmon.
Standards cream tinted pink, falls creamy old rose; deeper rose in
the central portions. It is most vigorous as a plant, with robust
stems and flowers of extra large size. Height 40 in. HM .AIS. l',).")2.
MOULIN ROUGE (Tompkins, '54) Each $12.00
Very deep red with a purple overlay, hard to describe. This new
Iris appealed to us as something really different among the dark
reds. 34 inches.
MRS. DOUGLAS PATTISON (Craig, '50) Each $1.00
Lovely cornflower-blue self of beautiful form. The (lowers are large
and have a smooth, enamel-like finish. Semi-flaring with well domed
standards. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1951.
MULBERRY ROSE (Schreiner, '41) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
.\ptly described by the name, this Iris is actually something new and
different in coloring. Very tall stems hold the self-colored blooms /
well aloft, and the branching is good. Most unusual in color, it i
might be termed a deep pinkish mulberry, strongly shaded brown. i
The heavy bronze beard is an added asset. HM AIS, 1943; AM. 1944. '
NEW SNOW (Fay, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A white Iris which is neither a warm nor a cold white but is as white
as new snow. The beard is full and light yellow, adding a great deal
of life. This is the only color in the flower, as there are no haft
veinings or markings. Stalk is sturdy and well branched, 40 inches
tall, the big flowers very much ruffled and flaring. One of the
world's best white Irises. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. See page 40.
NUEVO LAREDO fK/e/nsorge, '56;. Each $15.00
This distinct Iris is an odd shade of coppery tan with suffusions of
violet and brown. It is very large in size, the petals waved and
curled in the manner of Cascade Splendor, to which it is related.
The growth is vigorous, with tall stems and ideal branching. The
picture on page 45 is a very good likeness. Named for the colorful
Mexican town on the Rio Grande. Height 3'/2 to 4 feet.
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The Red Douglas
NORTHWESTERN fCooi^, '57 j Each $5.00
Pure royal purple self, including the haft and beard. Flowers are
large, domed, and the wide falls flare gracefully. Many judges
regard this as the best genuine purple Iris in commerce today. It is
a husky grower and a rapid increaser. Many blooms and wide
branching. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953.
OLA KALA (J. Sass, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Just now we have an abundance of fine deep yellow Irises, but here
is one that perhaps outdoes all the others for depth of color and in
addition it is heavily ruffled. Medium large flowers on nicely
branched, 36-inch stalks. So yellow it is almost on the orange side.
HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945; Dykes Medal, 1948. See page 39.
ORIENTAL GLORY (Salbach, '50) Each $2.50
Stunning rich red blend, with mahogany standards and falls ma-
hogany-brown shading to gold at the haft. The entire center of
each fall carries a very brilliant blue blaze. Different and well
named. HM AIS, 1952. Shown on page 18.
PACEMAKER fLapfjam, '50; Each $1.50
Possibly the best red Iris of all. Greig Lapham, the originator, has
spent a score of years breeding reds and this is the finest one we
have ever grown. The color is uniform in standards and falls with-
out veins on the haft; a warm red tone, on the orange rather
than the purple or wine side. The rich beard is bronzy gold. 36
inches in height. HM AIS, 1950.
ORELIO (DeForest, '47) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50
Deep crimson-brown, more red than brown. Obtained from Casa
Morena crossed with Garden Flame, which will convey some idea as
to the color of this rich Iris. It is large, tall and well branched.
HM AIS, 1948. Shown on page 28.
PAGAN PRINCESS (Douglas, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Deep pink to rose to velvety fuchsia-red, with tangerine-red beard.
The rounded falls are bordered pink, like the standards. Tall,
slender stems but the flowers are of great size. A good contrast with
PALE PRIMROSE (Whiting, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A hue, cool primrose-yellow with a touch of wax-yellow at the haft.
Of an attracti\e and useful color, the fomi of this Iris is its great
distinctive feature. It is oval, with standards closed and swirled at
the top; the falls are long but so wide they nearly touch each other
the effect is of a huge yellow rosebud. Very late, high branched
and tall— most effective in back of a planting. HM AIS, 1950. See
PALOMINO (Hall, '52) Each $5.00
Related to the pinks— it is a seedling of Hi-Time— the only suggestion
of pink is in the standards. The falls are pale ivory with an amber-
copper shoulder and thin band all the way around. Beard is like a
bonfire, rich, redder and more dominant than the illustration on
page 25, although this is really a very excellent portrayal of this
variety. For size, form, substance, branching and truly marvelous
color this is indeed supreme. Height 3 ft. HM .AIS, 1952; AM, 1954.
PASTELLA (Hall, '53) Each $3.00
Extra large lavender-rose self, from flamingo-pink parentage.
Pastella is not a pink, however. It is a luscious shade of lavender
with an all over rosy cast, standards and falls the same color. The
beard is tangerine-orange. Of medium height and with limited
branching, but so outstanding otherwise as to attract attention from
all visitors. HM AIS, 1956.
PATRICE (Deforest, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
.A white plicata which we like very much and whicli we regard as
different from the many others listed. Standards light cream flushed
pale rosy lavender: falls sparkling ^^'hite brushed bright gold across
the haft which is speckled rose-brown. Refined, clean and very
brilliant. Tall and large, with all good points. HM AIS, 1946.
See page 29.
PEACH BROCADE (Hall, '55) Each $6.00
Clear golden tan self, the falls flaring and slightly waved. Effect
is bright old gold. Grows \'igorously and makes a beautiful clump
of rich color. 34 inches.
PIERRE MENARD (Faughf, '48) Each $1.50
Finest of the new^ medium toned blues. The introducer calls it a
hyacinth-blue, with some of the fine netting in slightly deeper shade
that distinguishes Great Lakes. Beard is canan-yellow. Very flaring
in form, large, with broad segments, 36 to 40 inches tall. A very,
verv late Iris. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950.
PINK BOUNTIFUL (Cook, '49) Each $1.50
Selected as the largest and best of all the orchid-pinks raised by
Paul Cook. Large, perfectly formed flowers with broad petals,
smooth satiny texture and very heavy substance. Husky in growth
and extremely floriferous, 38 to 40 inches tall. A verv beautiful Iris!
HM AIS, 1951.
PINK BOUQUET (Hall, '53) Each $3.00
Deep baby-ribbon-pink with deep orange beard. Produces lots of
flowers and provides a foamy mound of soft but definite pink.
Shown in color on page 12.
PINK CAMEO (fay, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
One of the new series of "fiamingo" pinks— a true pink devoid of
violet influence— the kind of pink Iris we have all been wishing
to see. Color is described as pale cameo-pink, a self, with a start-
ling tangerine beard, like a tongue of flame on the hafts. An
Iris of good size. 3 feet in height. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948.
See page 31.
PINK FORMAL (Muhlestein, '49) Each $1.50
Very large, wide petaled deep pink on the salmon side witii a
deep red-tangerine beard. The flowers have a thickness of petal
rarelv found in pinks and it produces excellent seedlings. HM
AIS, 1949; AM, 1951.
PINK PLUME (Schreiner, '5T) Each $1.50
A self colored orchid-pink, large, lighter and more pink than
Dreamcastle, which it somewhat resembles. Because of its clean
color and extra "carrying power," we think it is one of the best
introductions of the past few seasons. Height 3 feet. HM AIS,
1952; AM, 1954.
PINK SENSATION CDav/d Ho//, '48; Each $1.50
From the garden of the world's foremost breeder of pink Irises
we selected this new creation when it first flowered in the spring
of 1946. True delicate light pink, without any influence of lilac
or salmon tones, and sporting the famous tangerine or oran<^e-
red beard, it is just the kind of pink Iris you have been wanting.
PINK SENS.ATION is a large flower, full and rounded in forni,
with laciniated petal edges. Extremely early— one of the verv
first of the tall bearded to come into flower. Height about 33
inches. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952. Shown on page 9.
PINNACLE (Sfevens, '49) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
With standards of clear sparkling white and well formed biond
falls of clean primrose-yellow this is really something new in Iris.
Bred in New Zealand; it is a good grower with perfect branching
on 3-foot stems. HM AIS. 1949; AM, 1951. Illustrated on page 41.
PORT WINE (Sass, '50) Each $3.00
Deep wine-red standards shot with white, the falls broad and
rounded with an almost solid border of wine-purple. The color
is sharp and vivid— a quality missing in many plicatas with less
heavy pattern. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953.
PRAIRIE SUNSET (H. Sass, '39) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
All that has been said about this gorgeous Sass creation is true,
but it simply has to be seen to be realized. The blendings of
peach, apricot, rose, copper and gold are so well done that one
is at a lo.ss to describe it adequately. A fine big flower that will
give vou a thrill every time you look at it. HM AIS, 1937;
AM, i941; Dykes Medal, 1943.
PRETENDER fCoofe, '57; Each $7.00
The best of a series of "blue-failed variegatas" from the originator of
Amigo. Indiana Night, Pink Bountiful, Dreamcastle, Tranquil Moon
and a multitude of famed varieties. Standards are soft yellow, falls
solid velvety blue-purple with narrow lighter margin. Genuinelv
different! 35 inches tall with large flowers. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1955.
PRETTY QUADROON (Kleinsorge, '48) Each $2.00
Smooth, metallic, light copper-brown or pale tan, with a hint of
lavender and gold as an undertone. The flowers are of faultless form-
wide hafts, spreading falls and large, closed standards. The beard is
brown. It is a color most difficidt to describe but it has much more life
and attraction than these coppery tans usually provide. Height 33 to
.36 inches. It is shown on page 19. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950.
PRINCE OF MONACO (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $20.00
A regal flower in two shades of purple, heavily suffused brown on the
haft and sporting a rich yellow beard. The standards are brilliant
violet-blue, with crinkled appearance of a Poppy petal. The broad
falls flare out widely and are waved at the edges, a lustrous deep violet-
purple which has the appearance of heavy velvet. Stalks are strong
and reach almost 4 feet in height.
PROSPECTOR (Kleinsorge, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Shown on page 28. Deepest golden yellow— almost an orange— with
the falls carrying a bold patch of clean ivoiT-white. For combined
depth of color and brilliance at the same time PROSPECTOR has
no equal amongst the yellows. The amply large flowers are pro-
duced abundantly: they are well formed with widely flaring falls and
closed standards. Height about 34 to 36 inches. Of the many first
rate yellow Iris available these davs there are none quite like this
one. HM .A IS. 19,51: AM. 19.53.
QUECHEE (Knowlton, '50) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A handsome garnet-red self. Standards are cupped, the falls flaring
and rounded and the bronze beard is thick and heavy. It is one of
the reddest and is an easy grower, producing its brilliant flowers on
36-inch stalks. HM .AIS. 1950. Pictured on page 11.
QUEEN'S TASTE (Douglas, '52) Each $5.00
Lavender-pink standards with a strong mid-rib. The falls are a
blended rose to violet-red, the entire flower full and very large in
size. Everyone is attracted to it and wants to know all about it. New
and different. HM AIS. 1953: AM. 1955. See page 22.
RADIATION (Hall, '48) Each $2.00
.A pleasing tone of orchid-pink, the standards and falls the same
color, with a remarkable deep tangerine beard and burnt orange
glow at the heart. Standards of the laree flowers are domed, the falls
semi-flaring and very- wide. A more intensely colored flower than
Cherie or Heritage, it produces a most vivid pink garden picture
Heavy substance and sturdy growth on 32-inch, well branched
stalks. HM AIS. 1948: AM. 1950. See page 9.
RAINBOW ROOM (Sass, '46) Each $1.00
.\ multi-colored blend with almost all of the tints of the rainbow
Standards are yellow to light buff', falls yellowish at the edges,
merging into violet and deepening to metallic blue at the end of the
beard. Standards are frilled and the falls are nicely ruffled. 3 feel.
HM AIS, 1947; AM. 1951. Shown on page 30.
RAJAH BROOKE (Norton, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Rich topaz-yellow standards shot with bronze: the falls deep pigeon-
blood-red. Haft solidly colored, clear into the throat, giving the
flower an extra rich effect. Not brilliant and garish. Rajah Brooke
is an Iris in luxurious, subdued hues remindful of an Oriental rug.
HM AIS, 1946. In color on page 28.
RANGER (Kleinsorge, '43) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Dark but very bright, almost true crimson-red. A decided self, witli
long, cone-shaped, closed standards and wide falls of glossy velvet.
Bronze-orange beard on a brownish toned haft, with very little
venation. One of the last to bloom, a sure producer of flowers and
lots of them, with straight stems and fine branching. Very large.
36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1944; AM. 1946. Shown on page 36.
RASPBERRY RIBBON (Schreiner, '51) Each $2.50
If vou like the plicata Minnie Colquitt vou will exclaim over this
redder, more contrasty. more brilliant improvement. The standards
are almost completely raspberry-red, the falls gleaming white in the
center of a surroimding band matching the standards. Beard is
orange. HM AIS. 1951: AM, 1955. Illustrated on page 20.
RED VALOR (Nicholls, '39) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
A superb red that gleams like a ruby: domed standards, semi-flaring
falls. The sleek finish resembles polished leather, the beard is bronzy
gold. Rich, colorful and imposing. HM AIS. 1940; AM. 1943.
REDWYNE (McKee, '45) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Deep but bright mahogany-red self. The mediimi size flowers are
solidly colored, including a smooth haft and the finish is particularly
velvety. Beard is bronze-gold. One of the "reddest" Irises, especially
brilliant in the garden. HM AIS, 1945.
REHOBETH (DeForesf, '53) Each $12.00
Palest sky-blue- almost the lightest shade of blue imaginable! Of
such perfect fonn and thick texture that it appears to be wrought
from porcelain. The blooms measure seven inches and over. We
have just a few rhizomes. HM AIS. 1954: .AM. 1956. See page 6.
RELENTLESS (Cook, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Solid deep red with color pure and rich throughout the whole flow-
er, even extending over the hafts. Medium large in size with excel-
lent substance and texture: it does not fade or spot. Yellow beard.
Over three feet tall, blooming midseason to late. HM AIS. 1950.
RICH RAIMENT (Craig, '49) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
One of the newest "fancv" plicatas, with such an all-over pattern as
to appear as a solid rich red-brown. The under color is cream\
yellow-buff, completely threaded and dotted with heavy pattern of
deep burgundy-red-brown. .A big flower on 34-inch stems. HM .AIS.
RIPPLES (Unse, '51) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
Broad, huge flowers of lilac, with margins of olive-yellow. Substance
ROCKET (Whiting, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Here is an Iris the name of which is tridy indicative of its rise to
fame. An orange self, the standards pure deep chrome and the falls
orange-chrome almost to the edge. There is a burnished finish on
the falls which lends extra depth to the color. Ideal fonn. nice
branching and grows to 3 feet. HM AIS, 1945: AM. 1947.
RODEO (Deforest, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Brighter color in the same pattern as Tiffanja and much larger than
that distinct and popular Iris. Standards clear gold, falls white.
ed?ed with gold. Style arms are gold and the beard brown tipped
with gold. The light marking, or stitching, is brown. As big and
conspicuous as a "ten-gallon " hat. hence the name. HM .AIS. 1949.
ROSA BARONE (Lapham, '51) Each $3.00
An enticing new Iris! A soft pink over cream self much on the
order of the Dr. Van Fleet Rose, with a small short tangerine beard.
The shade of pink has also been described as similar to the Peonv
Therese. Of good size and it does not fade in the sun.
ROSABELLA (Kleinsorge, '51)
Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
.A rampant growing deep rose-red self, the haft flushed
metallic copper. The same coppery suffusion extends
into the base of the standards also. Beard is prominent
and a dull bronze-orange in color. Falls are extra broad
and ffare out widely: the standards are likewise ven
targe and held erect. .A dominant garden ffower with
loads of color, very early. Height 4 feet. HM AIS. 1952.
ROSEDALE (Hall, '52) Each $2.00
.Much ruffled salmon-pink blend, the falls held squarely horizontal.
A two-year clump is a mass of bloom. It is very late, about 30 inches
in height, ideal for the front of the border. HM .AIS. 1954. See
ROYAL SOVEREIGN (Stevens, '51) Each $2.00
Brilliant golden orange with a burnished overlay of metallic bronze
.A smoother and cleaner Iris than Rocket, with much the same color
effect and it does not burn in the sun. A'ery large, on 38-inch stems.
HM AIS. 1953.
RUBIENT (Whiting, '42) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A taller, much redder Amigo. Standards are rich pansy-purple, very
brilliant; the falls blackish red-purple with a neat edge the same
tone as the standards. Stems reach a height of over 40 inches in
our garden. See page 35.
RUSSET WINGS (Wills, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Smoothly blended big flowers of gold, copper and apricot— a russet
colored self. Form is faultless, with standards perfectly held and
flaring falls ruflicd at the edges. Height 38 inches. HM ATS. 1946:
AM, 1952. See page 37.
RUTH (Innes, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
A distinct two-toned yellow, a cross of Ola Kala and Gold Ruffles.
Domed standards are deep solid yellow, the falls slightly lighter and
shading to cream in the center. Edges of the falls are heavily fringed
and crinkled. 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1951.
SABLE (Cook, '38) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Almost black; a uniform shade of deepest blue-black-violet, with
blue beard. Sable has every attribute that a fine Iris should possess:
large size, reasonably tall stalks, thick substance and a wonderfully
lustrous sheen. Everybody wants Sable. HM AIS, 1937; AM. 1940.
See page 39.
SABLE NIGHT (P. Cook, '52) Each $12.00
Richest black velvet, with a very deep glow of underlying red.
Heavy bronze beard. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1955. Will sell
out early. Shown on page 47.
SALAMONIE (Cook, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Exquisite liglu pink blend, richlv yet delicately colorctl. combining
the best features of its parents, Majenica and Pink Reflection. A
self in garden effect, the flowers holding their color well in any
weather. Standards light pinkish cinnamon; falls light congo-pink:
flowers 5 inches in diameter. A strong grower and free bloomer.
HM AIS, 1946.
SAN ANTONE (Kleinsorge, '47) Each $1 .00
A deep tan or sand-brown self, imposing in size and manner of
growth, with extra broad falls and beautiful form. The immense
buds unfold into huge flowers perfectly spaced, many to the stem.
Just enough ruffling to lend grace. HM .MS. 1948. See page 42.
SARAH LEE SHIELDS (Graves, '51) Each $1.00
Am alab;islci while willi very broad petals, growing to 40 inclies tall
on ideally branched stems. The blooms are gracefully ruffled an(
carry a heavy gold beard. HM .'MS. 1951.
SAVAGE (Craig, '49) Each $2.50
Broadly flaring flower in a new and different shade of red— a subtle
blending of bronze and magenta. A real eye catcher with brilliant
color hard to describe. 34 inches tall. HM AIS, 1951.
SEAFARER (Buftrick, '49) Each $3.00
The name suggests the clear blue waters of the sea and it is most
appropriate. A true deep blue self, free from the veining so preva-
lent in many blue Iris. Standards are ilomed and the falls flare out
handsomely. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1949.
SKY RANGER (Hall, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Very tall— up to 54 inches— this stately and heavily ruffled mediiun
blue dominates the Iris garden. The three-way branched stems
open one flower each at a time, excellently spaced. The flowers are
large, of very attractive form and good substance. It is so strong and
vigorous that it has held up in storms when shorter and
smaller varieties have gone clown. HM .AIS. 1949: AM, 1952.
SNOW FLURRY (Rees, '39) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Standards pure icy white beautifully ruffled. Falls big,
broad and pure white. They are waved and crimped at the
edges, semi-flaring and abundantly produced on stems
reaching 4 feet. Early and long lasting.
SOLID GOLD (Kle insorge, '51 ) Each $4.00
The deepest yellow imaginable, without actually being
orange rather than yellow. Huge in size, very wide at the
haft, ideally formed and supremely branched. Height over 3 feet.
It is the parent of Full Reward and Front Page. HM AIS. 1951:
AM, 1953. See page 23.
SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass, '44) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
This grand new red is one of the finest dark Irises of recent years.
Beautifully formed, the color is aptly described by the name. No
haft venation and a deep bronze-gold beard accent the richness of
the plush-like falls. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1944; AM. 1947. Shown
in color on page 41.
SPANISH FANDANGO (Kleinsorge, '51) Each $2.00
.A swirling and rulBy affair in brilliant coppery yellow and vivid
chestnut-red. Those familiar with the variety Mexico will recognize
this as a lively improvement on that popular and distinct Iris.
Spanish Fandango is a rampant grower, easily reaching 4 feet, with
plenty of good wide branching and lots of big frilled blossoms. All
eyes will be upon it! HM ,MS, 1952. Shown on page 37.
SPANISH PEAKS (Loomis, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
One of the really great new Irises of the day, from the hybridizer
who gave the world the famous Elmohr. Spanish Peaks may prove to
be the supreme white of all— a pure clean flower of immense propor-
tions. It has everything, including giant size, graceful form, tall
stems and perfect branching. HM AIS. 1948; AM. 1950.
SPOTLIGHT (Schreiner, '52) Each $3.00
.\ rich golden orange-yellow of impressive size and stature with
wonderful branching and flowers of ideal form. There is a bright
patch of white on each fall, just below the beard. Certainlv :i
spotlight in the garden! 40 inches.
STARSHINE (Wills, '49) Each $1.50
Subtle pastel shades of cream, buff and niiiieil blue, blended into a
pearly combination for those who like soft colors. Falls flare out
horizontally and the branching is wide, giving it the reputation as
■the Iris of most perfect form." HM AIS, 1949; AM. 1951.
STATEN ISLAND (K. Smiih, '47)
Generally regarded as the finest true
bright golden yellow, falls velvety red.
band of gold. 38 inches tall. HM AIS.
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
\ariegata of all. Standards
edged with a \er\ narrow
1948: AM. 1951.
STORM WARNING (Schreiner, '53) Each $5.00
I his new "black" has both great si/e and a 36-inch stalk to set il
apart from most of its competitors. The color tends to the red-black
rather than the blue-black of many of our other dark ones. A
sumptuous sheen and perfect form are added line qualities. The
beard is deep bronze. HM AIS. 19.54.
SULTAN'S ROBE (Salbach, '45) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50
Something different in the way ul OriciUal toUning— standards
Van Dyke red to deep old rose: falls the same with golden overlay,
especially on the upper haft. There is a dash of violet-blue in the
center of each fall. 36 inches tall. HM AIS. 1946.
SUMMER SUN fCroig, '57; Each $2.50
This is a deep yellow from California, very pro-
lific in growth and bloom, but it may not be hardy
in the North. We do recommend it for the South,
where it is fine, indeed. 34 inches.
SUMMIT (Stevens, '51) Each $2.00
Pure white standards and falls of rich yellow mark
this as a more contrasting Pinnacle. The style
arms carry a deep yellow stain which matches the
beard. 40 inches tall.
SUNRAY (Hall, '50) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50
A large ruffled light yellow of quite ideal form and
extra heavy substance. One parent is the pink
Floradora. These pinks give a sheen and brilliance
to their offspring rarely found in yellows. The 36-
inch stems and branching are excellent. It is a
fast increaser, hardy and an outstanding parent for
ruffled pinks and yellows. A well grown stem of
Sunray is well nigh the perfect Iris. HM AIS, 1951.
SUNSET BLAZE (Kleinsorge, '48) Each $1.50
A tall and huge golden flame-salmon blend, almost
a red, but with so much of the gold influence in it
that it is not really a red Iris. You have seen the
sun look much like this just before it sinks over
the horizon. Both standards and falls are extra
large and the haft and beard are bright golden
yellow. A most impressive flower, blooming very
early on widely branched stalks reaching 42 inches.
Winner of the President's Cup at the AIS conven-
tion in 1949. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951.
SURPRISE PARTY (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $6.00
A new combination of colors— rosy lavender stand-
ards and golden apricot falls— pastel hues with
definite contrast and strong garden value. The
originator has been breeding this line for years and
this is the first introduction of this series. Good
sized flowers on extra well branched, 3-foot stems.
HM AIS, 1956.
SWEET REFRAIN (Hall, '56) Each $20.00
Here we have an addition to the popular and ever-
increasing list of new pinks. Not only does it have
more depth of color than most others introduced
up to this time, but it also possesses great width of
petals and widely flaring falls. We think Sweet
Refrain is destined to be one of the most admired
of all the pinks. Height 3 feet, well branched and
above average in size. HM AIS, 1956.
SYLISTA (Mitchell, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50
Wax-like ivory-white with clean cut yellow shoul-
ders and bright yellow beard. Lovely in its own
right, it combines perfectly with any ®f the pure
whites or yellows. The large flowers are rather
rounded in form, the stems widely branched and
3 feet in height. A real charmer!
SYLVIA MURRAY (Norton, '44)
Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Derived from Great Lakes crossed with Shining
Waters, lighter in color than either of the parents
and with the silvery smoothness of pale blue silk.
Enormous flowers, 40-inch stems, altogether a
grand blue Iris. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1949. Shown
on page 29.
DAVE HALL'S FLAMINGO PINK SEEDLINGS
EVERYBODY IS TALKING
about these brand new lusciously colored Iris with the deep red-orange beards.
Their parentage includes the very best and most distinct new Hall pinks and
apricots such as Ballerina, Vanity Fair, Pink Sensation, Palomino, Dolly Varden,
Tally-Ho, Happy Birthday, May Hall.
What is a "Seedling"? It is just the same as any other Iris, except that it has not
been named'. Rhizomes are full size, have bloomed and should bloom well for
you next spring.
Flowers shown here were selected at random to indicate wide range of shades
and shapes you will get. While it is not possible for us to fill orders for any
certain blossom, you may be sure that you will be delighted with all of them.
TALLY-HO (Ha//, '49; Each $5.00
The upper part of the falls is close to the deep coloring seen in brighi
fuchsia colored Orchids. The domed standards and lower part of the
falls are lighter. This is something new, pleasing and differentl The
32-inch stems are stout but a little closely branched for such large
flowers. HM AIS. 1950.
TECHNICOLOR (Whiting, '50) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00
One of the "reddest" of the reds— a seedling of Garden Glory. Brighter
and nearer to true red than the parent, it is also taller than that fine
variety. A heavy bloomer and fast increaser.
TEMPLE BELLS (Hall, '52) Each $5.00
A larger and more metallic colored Hi-Time— a sort of apricot-yellow
with no peachy undertone. The blooms are extra large, the falls flaring
'way out and then drooping gracefully with a slight ruffle. Note the
heavy red-orange beard. A seedling of Dolly Varden, considered by
Mr. Hall as his finest golden apricot self. 36 inches, well branched.
HM AIS. 1952; AM, 1954. See page 25.
THE ADMIRAL (Hall, '41) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
An intense blue, deeper than medium blue, but not really a dark shade.
The form, finish and substance are outstanding. Withstands either sun,
wind or rain equally well, lasts long in bloom and makes a wonderful
garden clump. Bluish beard lends depth to the color. HM AIS, 1940;
AM, 1944. See page 39.
THE CAPITOL (Maxwell-Norton, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Combinalion of gleaming cream-white standards and falls with the most
brilliant flame-orange beard and haft. Texture of the petals is Mag-
nolia-like, beautifully fonned, and the "house afire" beard lies on the
falls like a gorgeous caterpillar. Tall growing and splendidly branched.
HM AIS, 1946. See page 26.
THE CITADEL (Watkins, '54) Each $10.00
Here is a seedling of the grand pure white Helen McKen/ic and one
which most critics agree will be a leader for years to come. It would be
hard to imagine anything more nearly perfect. HM AIS, 1954.
THE MAD HATTER (Lyon, '51) Each $2.50
Deep velvety maroon-red, the falls having a blackish overlay. The beard
is a rich orange. Produced from a cross of Ranger x Cordovan, it carries
the fine qualities of both parents. Large flowers, many to each 24-inch
stem. HM AIS, 1951.
THE RED DOUGLAS (J. Sass, '37) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
Simply colossal in size, smooth and heavy as a piece of richest plush.
Deep rosy wine-red, solid at haft, with a brownish cast near center;
beard rich orange. Not the reddest Iris hut the coloring is gorgeously
deep and intense. Dykes Medal, 1941.
TOAST AN' HONEY
THOTMES III (Kleinsorge, '50) Each $3.00
Years ago we introduced Tobacco Road. Since then the Kleinsorge
"browns" have become known and grown the world over . . . deep
browns, pale tans, sultry blends in many hues. This one is medium
light in tone, a smooth self of glistening golden tan with a lighi
bronze beard. It is a gigantic Iris with extra broad falls and heavv
texture. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1951: AM, 1953. Shown on page 16.
THREE CHEERS (Cook, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
An amazingly brilliant bicolor similar to Amigo in pattern, but tall
—42 inches— and richer and bolder in contrast. Standards blue-white:
falls semi-flaring with narrow border like the standards. A Wabash
seedling. HM AIS. 1946.
Pick out n 50-00 Worth
(one of o kind)
Pay Only *100 00
Annette $ 7.50
Big Game 12.50
Big Ute 15.00
Black Hills 4.00
Briar Rose 10.00
Centennial Queen 10.00
First Violet 10.00
Fortunes Gift 10.00
Full Reward 10.00
Garden Gold 15.00
Gay Head 12.00
Golden Crown 10.00
Harbor Blue 7.50
Toast an' Honey
THREE OAKS (Whiting, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
This massive rose-pink blend opened the eyes of all the judges last
season. Huge in size, beautifully blended tones of rose-pink and
copper, and on very tall stems. Lasts over an extra long period.
Height 40 inches. HM AIS, 1945; AM. 1949.
TIFFANJA (Deforest, '42) Each 60c; 3 for $1 .50
A unique plicata, liaviug good form and thick substance. Smooth
and clean cut; standards colonial buff; falls creamy white, definitely
bordered buff, brushed at the haft and speckled around the border
with light brown. This is a big flower, 42 inches tall. HM AIS. 1944:
AM, 1946. Sliown in color on page 32.
TOAST AN' HONEY (Kleinsorge, '53) Each $10.00
An altogether different tan and brown Iris from the originator of
such things as Tobacco Road, El Paso, San Antone. Good News.
Bryce Canyon and Thotmes III. A full and generously propor-
tioned flower, with wide segments, the falls flaring and waved at the
edpes. General color is rich light golden brown, like butter and
honey, and the falls are shaded deeper toast-brown, especially on
the edges and near the hafts. It is of stocky build, well branched,
with very large bloom' produced on 32-inch stems. HM AIS. 1955.
See page 48.
TOP FLIGHT (Hall, '53) Each $3.00
A more deeply colored Temple Bells (see page 25), more apricot
than yellow. Standards and falls are practically the same shade but
the beard is fiery orange-red and very thick and heavy. Many
visitors prefer it over Temple Bells. Height 34 inches. HM .AIS,
1953: AM, 1955. Illustrated on page 13.
TOP HAT (Schreiner, '54) Each $7.50
Imagine Black Forest on a 40-inch stem, fully twice as large, and
you have Top Hat! A sultry black self, with harmonious beard and
smooth haft. Limited stock. HM AIS. 1954.
TOURNAMENT (Wills, '48) Each 60c; 3 for $1 .50
Luminous rose-purple, a brilliant color effect in a very late variety.
The flowers are large in size and are produced on 40-inch, heavy
stems. HM AIS. 1948.
TRANQUILITY (Fay, '50) Each $1.50
This very large milk-white flower is carried on perfectly branched,
strong stems 38 inches tall. The haft is wide and clean and the
beard is white. Some judges regard it as the best of all whites.
HM AIS, 1950; AM. 1953.
TRANQUIL MOON (Cook, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A most novel thing with light yellow to deep cream standards and
silvery white falls bordered the yellow of the standards. Hafts like-
wise shaded yellow. The falls of this Iris are extra wide and flare
out almost flat, as in Tobacco Road and Ballet Dancer. Large, thick
petaled and sparkling. 36 inches tall. HM AIS. 1950. See page 30.
25 ACRES IN FULL FLOWER
COOLEY'S GARDENS, IN THE
TRULY YOURS (Fay, '49) Each $4.00
The heart of this spectacular creation is bright yellow, shading off
to almost white at the top of the standards and the bottom of the
falls. The entire flower is rufHed and edged in lace, like Chantilly.
Unopened buds are yellow, becatise the under sides of the falls are
yellow although faced white on top! Gigantic in size, 38 inches tall;
very late. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951; Dykes Medal, 1953. Shown on
TWENTY GRAND (Norton, '53) Each $3.50
A cross of Chantilly and Rainbow Room. Standards are glistening
yellow, the edges heavily crinkled; falls sort of orchid-lilac color
shading to golden tan at the margins. Fringes of the falls are
notched and crinkled like Chantilly. The beard is orange. 36
inches, well branched.
TWILIGHT SKY (Fay, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A pink of exceptional form and substance with pink buds and red
beard. Parentage is Pink Cameo x Floradora. Mr. Fay considers this
the best out of hundreds of seedlings raised for clear pinks. It is of
lovely form and tailored appearance, a soft, clean, clear pink with
red tinged beard. 35 inches tall. HM AIS, 1950.
VANITY FAIR fHo//, '57; Each $3.00
Clear medium true pink, very smooth and tailored in appearance.
Near the color of Cherie, perhaps, but really does not resemble it.
This is almost an ideal flamingo-pink Iris, with lots of color, stems
at least three feet in height, beautiful form and a very fiery tan-
gerine beard. It is very late. Cherie x Fantasy. HM AIS, 1952.
Illustrated on page 14.
VELVET DUSK (Schreiner, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
This descendent of the famous Sable has equally dark blue-black
tones, with rounded flowers and a brownish overlay on the haft.
The beard is bluish brown. Later than Sable, and a bit taller.
VICE-REGAL (Miles, '46) Each 60c; 3 for $1 .50
Here is one of the most richly colored seedlings we have ever grown.
The standards and falls are almost identical in color, but the velvet
of the latter makes them appear slightly deeper. Scarcely any haft
markings— a supreme shade of glowing bronzv red-purple with
bronze beard. 33 inches tall. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1951.
VIOLET HARMONY (Lowry, '52) Each $5.00
Light violet in color, with a lighter patch in the center of the falls.
Very large, of elegant form, and nicely ruffled. Winner of the
President's Cup in 1953. See page 22.
VOODOO (Kleinsorge, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A very dark combination of rich chocolate-brown standards and
blackish red-brown falls, the entire flower crimped and ruffled at
the edges. The broad falls are held stiffly horizontal and the wide
standards appear close together and erect. Average size, medium
height. A very rich piece of color and an abundant bloomer. It is
a sister seedling to Pretty Quadroon. Illustrated on page 37.
WABASH (Williamson, '37) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50
Pure white standards and rich velvety deep violet falls bordered
white— the most striking amoena of all. Very tall, branched above
the middle of the stalk with a profusion of large, slightly ruffled
blossoms. The color plate on page 34 shows this popular Iris in
perfect detail. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1938; Dykes Medal. 1940.
WATERMELON (Waters, '54) Each $12.00
A blending of greenish light lemon and deep watermelon-pink . . .
a cut watennelon not quite ripe. Extra large, with ruffled petals
and very heavy substance. HM AIS, 1954.
WELCOME GUEST (Linse, '52) Each $6.00
A zippy, flaring Iris of amber-gold, smooth and lovely. The fine
flaring flowers improve with age and hot sun! Somewhere within the
color range of Inca Chief, but taller and of different form. 38 in.
WHISPERS (Linse, '51) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00
A soft and lovely colored Iris with ruffled standards of chrome-yellow
and flaring falls of amber-white. A reverse amoena with good habits.
42 inches tall. HM AIS, 1952.
WHITE SPRITE fCassebeer, '57 j Each $2.50
A brand new and most distinct snow-white, including the beard. The
flowers are delicately ruflled and the broad falls almost touch each
other. They flare straight out and the standards appear as a white
ruffled ball setting on a white plate. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 1952.
See page 14.
WINTER CARNIVAL (Schreiner, '41) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00
A fine hardy white, bred in Minnesota. Widelv flaring falls, snow-
white in color, the throat heavily tinted gold. Branching is excellent
and the stout stems hold the big blooms well aloft. This is one of
our best whites. HM AIS, 1942. See page 29.
ZANTHA (Fay, '47) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50
A very large deep yellow self, clear and clean, with a rich yellow
beard and no haft markings. Perfection in form, tailored and flar-
ing, the 3-foot stems widely branched. This Iris won the President's
Cup in 1947. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1952.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT IRIS CULTURE
A FEW CULTURAL TIPS
While it is true that Iris are among the easiest of all plants to grow,
anyone who plans to grow even a few Irises shoiikl not be content to
achieve merely indifferent results. Most Irises will suctecd well in any
type of soil from almost pure sand to stiff clay. Where one may choose,
a medium heavy, fairly well enriched soil— in other words, ordinary
good garden soil— is to be preferred. Go easy on fertilizers, especiallv
animal fertilizer; this sometimes promotes lush growth and eventual
rot! Bone meal, well worked in. is safe, and good.
Don't plant in deeply shatlcd situations, and avoid places where
roots of large trees or big shrid)s rob the soil of plant food and mois-
ture. Be sure drainage is good.
Plant at least two feet apart: after lirst year, sparse appearance will
have vanished. If immediate effect is desired, plant in groups of three
of a kind, about a foot apart, the groups at 3-foot inter\als.
For detailed information on Leaf Spot. Iris Borer and full cultural
instructions, drop us a post card and ask for our S-pagc leaflet on
"Culture of Bearded Iris." It will be sent without charge to anyone
.A new product has come to the front in combating borer. So many
people have used it successfully that we are glad to recommend it to our
customers. Write to G & R Products. Inc., 102 Bloomingdale Road,
Itasca, Illinois, for Gray's Iris Borer Eradicator. Pint bottle, $1.85;
quart. $2.95, postage prepaid.
KODACHROME SLIDES OF IRIS
For Garden Clubs and other interested groups, we suggest the fol-
lowing two sources for programs of Iris in color:
The .American Iris Society Dr. Philip G. Corliss
2237 Tower Grove Blvd., Somerton, Arizona
St. Louis 10, Missouri
Write to either or both for further information and advise the dates
HOW TO DIVIDE AND PLANT AN IRIS
After about 3 or 4 years an old clump should
be dug up and divided. Healthy, growing
rhizomes are separated from old bloomstalks
and weak, wornout portions discarded. Wash
rhizomes thoroughly before replanting. Best
time to do this is July, August or early Sept.
Before planting a new bed
of Iris, dig in plant food and
cultivate well. When ready
to plant, dig two slanting
holes, leaving a dividing
ridge in the center.
Place the rhizome direct-
ly over the center of the
ridge and spread the
feeding roots to either
side, so the plant is se-
Pull dirt towards plant
from either side. By
pressing on top of root,
proper planting depth
may be regulated. Firm
with foot and water well.
TIME OF SHIPMENT, WHEN TO PLANT, TERMS, ETC
IRIS will be shipped beginning July 1st and continue through the
summer and early fall. Earliest shipments will go to those who simply
MUST have the plants early, but it is obviously impossible for us to
deliver thousands of orders at the outset. During Julv and August we
will ship constantly in the sequence as received. Your success is assured
if planted any time during this period, but earlv ordering is ad\isable
to avoid stock being sold short.
TRANSPORTATION is by prepaid parcel post or express, whichever
we deem most expedient. Be sure to state vour express office if different
from postal address.
TERMS are cash with the order, either check, draft or money order.
We do not advise the enclosure of currency with your order. No C.O.D.
shipments— this adds to cost and involves red tape for you and for us.
WE GUARANTEE all plants to be true to name, top quality and
size, free from insect pests and disease, and to reach you in a live and
healthv condition. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied,
please notify^ us promptly.
TO CUSTOMERS IN CANADA: We ship many orders to Canada
every year. There is a simple procedure which all Canadians must
follow, however, in order to import Iris or other plant material. Make
out the list of items wanted, state name and address of fiiTn you are
ordering from and send it to the Plant Import Division of your Depart-
ment of Agriculture at Ottawa. They in turn will send you a permit
number and labels. Then you send your order, including the peitnit
label, to us in the usual wav.
MINIMUM ORDER— $3.00— NO C.O.D/s
No shipments Made During Spring Months
Fall Shipping Season Closes in Late October
^1^1^ C^VTyVL^^^7 ^'^^ *° ^" ^"^^'"^^'^ record over a 2-year period, otherwise copies may
be obtained for 25c and this amount deducted from your first order.